Campaign Council on Saturday condemned an alleged plot by the President
Goodluck Jonathan-led Peoples Democratic Party to cripple the campaign
of the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Director Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential campaign, Mr. Garba
Shehu, in Abuja.
the plot by the Jonathan-led ruling Peoples Democratic Party to clip the
electoral success wings of the opposition APC, through a proposed
grounding of aircraft and freezing of bank accounts belonging to
stalwarts of the party.
APC and cripple its flag-bearer, General Muhammadu Buhari, may be linked
to the global attention on its candidate’s performance at the United
kingdom’s Chatham House last Thursday.
from sources is that the government, through its agents, is plotting to
ground aircraft and freeze bank accounts of APC stakeholders. But
history has shown that the forces of evil can never succeed against the
zeal of men and women of virtue and good deeds.”
uncovered the plot by the Jonathan administration to use the Aviation
Ministry and the security service to hound and clampdown members of the
APC, by prospecting obnoxious means to halt and slow down Buhari’s
bank accounts of APC chieftains like Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor
Rotimi Amaechi (Director General of APC Presidential Campaign
Organisation), and other prominent leaders believed to be funding the
General’s campaign; and availing him their aircrafts for electioneering
purposes,” Shehu said.
recalled that private jets conveying APC Governors, Amaechi of Rivers
State and Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, were either prevented from
taking-off or landing during crucial political occasions, particularly
during the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections that “saw PDP’s Ayodele
Fayose defeating Dr Kayode Fayemi, in a most controversial
military-assisted contest now known as Ekiti-gate Tape.”
Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Abdullahi Jalo said, he was not aware of any
such plan and challenged the APC to produce evidence if it had any.
campaign for this election. We will not be distracted by the opposition.
If they have evidence of any such plan they should make it public.”